This is a 6-Module for humanitarian aid workers who want to enhance their skills for self care and community care.October 20, 2020 3:00 pm
We, at Focusing Initiatives International, believe that each of us is intimately connected to our community and that our own wellness is reflected in and responds to the wellness of the community as a whole. That is what psychosocial support (PSS) is all about–the healing of the individual and their community–by enhancing wellness skill sets for both.
Our program’s heart-centered approach blends self-care (for the aid worker and their target populations) with a variety of techniques for engaging communities in self-discovery that lead to individual and collective healing and resilience.
This course is specifically designed to help PSS workers in NGOs and CBOs facilitate healing, positive change and peace in communities in distress. Based on over 30 years field experience in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Japan, Liberia, the Middle East and Mexico, our modules will lead you through activities that:
We welcome everyone who wants to experience the field of Psychosocial Support. You may attend the classes and actively participate as you wish.
Upon approval by the instructors, the participant will be given access to the all reading assignments and activity materials through our online course platform. Assignment results will be shared with the course instructors by email or on the course platform.
|20/10/2020||1: Introduction to topic||Introduction to Psychosocial Support (PSS) and Community Wellness Focusing (CWF)|
|17/11/2020||2: Self-Care||Focusing and 5 intersecting paths to wellness|
|15/12/2020||3: Resilience||Local Resilience and Psychosocial wellness|
|19/1/2021||4: Listen Activities||Participatory learning techniques used for community-based trainings|
|16/2/2021||5: Community Problem Solving||Adapted Dynamic Facilitation and Community-based Problem Solving|
|16/3/2021||6: Is there more?||Topic requested by participants|
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